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Once Upon a Mattress (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  18 December 2005 (USA)
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In this hilarious tweaking of the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea", Queen Aggravain has ruled that none may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless marries. However, she has managed to ... See full summary »

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In this hilarious tweaking of the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea", Queen Aggravain has ruled that none may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless marries. However, she has managed to sabotage every princess that come along. When Sir Harry and Lady Larken learn that they are going to be parents, wed or not, he goes off to the swamps and brings back Princess Winnifred ("Fred" to her friends). The queen is horrified and immediately begins to scheme, but Winnifred, with some help from Sir Harry, the King, and the Jester, isn't going to be quite so easy to get rid of. Written by Brad Pardee

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Carol Burnett, who plays Queen Agravain in this version, played Princess Winifred in the original Off-Broadway production in 1959, which later moved to Broadway, and then to TV as Once Upon a Mattress (1964). Burnett recreated the role in Once Upon a Mattress (1972). See more »

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During the Happily Ever After number, Princess Fred gets up on the table and kicks off the books stacked there but when we look down a few seconds later the stack she just kicked off on the right side of the table as we face it has returned. See more »

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Queen Aggravain: Goodbye, good luck, get out.
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Version of Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse (1918) See more »

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THE SWAMPS OF HOME
Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Sung by Tracey Ullman
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Good, not great
28 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to agree with many other viewers... many things have been "Disney"fied. However, I want to point out that O'Hare needs a little more credit here. His character is somewhat weak, so his "sloppy diction" (which, all rabid Broadway fans knows he is known for) actually seems to endear him to the part.

Burnett shines especially, and Deschanel is charming. All in all, it's good fun to watch, but don't get your hopes up too high. This is obviously a kid-friendly, super colorful, bit of fun. No off-color humor here, so for those of us with a more wicked sense of humor, we'll have to wait a little longer!


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